Education and the Cult of Efficiency

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University of Chicago Press, Mar 15, 1964 - Education - 286 pages
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Raymond Callahan's lively study exposes the alarming lengths to which school administrators went, particularly in the period from 1910 to 1930, in sacrificing educational goals to the demands of business procedures. He suggests that even today the question still asked is: "How can we operate our schools?" Society has not yet learned to ask: "How can we provide an excellent education for our children?"
  

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Informative, interesting, and enlightening to read how our education system arrived at its current state. Thought provoking and challenging for those passionate about reforming America's educational system. Read full review

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Everyone in public education, especially those in administration, should read this book. Read full review

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Contents

The Prelude 19001910
3
The Schools in a Business Society
7
Setting the Stage for the Efficiency Expert
16
ReformConscious American Discovers the Efficiency Expert
21
The Principles of Scientific Management
27
The Mechanisms of Scientific Management
30
Schmidt Pig Iron and FirstClass Men
36
Criticism and Response in the Early Years of the Efficiency Era
44
Demonstrating Efficiency through Records and Reports
155
Educational Cost Accounting
160
The Educational Balance Sheet and Child Accounting
167
Binding Education in Red Tape
172
A New Profession Takes Form
181
The Captains of Education
182
The Study of Educational Administration in the Universities
190
The Education of the School Executive
198

Mounting Criticism of Education 191113
48
The Vulnerability of School Administrators
54
Administrators Respond to the Demands for Efficiency
56
American Educators Apply the Great Panacea
67
The Dollar as Educational Criterion
69
Management and the Worker in Education
81
The Educational Efficiency Experts in Action
97
Efficiency Measures for the Schools
101
The School Survey
114
The Unavailing Dissent
122
The Factory System in Education the Platoon School
128
The Gary Plan and Scientific Management
130
The New York Story
138
A Question of Motive
143
Instructing Follows Accounting
150
The Insecurity Down Below
206
Seeking Security through Professional Expertness
210
The New Profession the School Executive
217
Efficiencys Progeny
223
Selling the Schools to the Public
225
The Educational Service Station
228
Mass Production in Education
234
The Descent into Trivia
242
An American Tragedy in Education
246
The Great Diffusion
250
America Reaps the Whirlwind
257
A Look Ahead
261
Index
267
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